We’re not sure whether to blame Instagram, the Australian inventors of Freakshakes, or just good luck, but milkshakes – and cakes – seem to be having something of a revival. (Sometimes together, in one dish…)
In the past, Sandton’s longest-running restaurant has served up everything from magnificent rainbow and ombre cakes to red velvet burgers made with beetroot and cream cheese, served with crispy beetroot rings. The Walnut Grove co-owner, Fotis Drakopoulos, admits that some of the goodies served up by his eatery are indeed crazy with a capital C. “Walnut Grove has built its success on coming up with new food trends that push the boundaries in South Africa,” he says.
Having heard about some of the lusciously ludicrous cakes and milkshakes that Fotis and siblings Elle and Alessandra are turning out, we thought it high time for an update. Brace yourselves.
Right now, at Walnut Grove, you can tuck into this Freakshake-inspired nutty Nutella shake, topped with a Nutella-stuffed doughnut.
You can tackle a red velvet milkshake topped with a red velvet cupcake.
Or dive headfirst into a black velvet Oreo shake topped with an Oreo cupcake.
You could get your hands on this glorious fairy floss cake.
Or you could eat (part) of this giant chocolate-chip-cookie-dough cake.
You could have your cake in a jar…
Or in every colour of the rainbow.
Or you could keep things classy and monotone with this coconut meringue cake.
And if you’ve already tried all of the above, we can reveal that in just a few weeks’ time, the restaurant will be adding a salted toffee shake topped with caramelised popcorn, and a peanut butter caramel pecan and cinnamon shake topped with a gooey cinnamon bun, to the menu.
In summary, all of this could be yours: